Opinion

A Global Anti-corruption Laurel for Nuhu Ribadu, By Chido Onumah

As head of EFCC between 2003 and early 2008, Mallam Ribadu put the organisation on the global anti-corruption map and left no one in doubt that he not only knows his onions when it comes tackling corruption but that he has the courage to boot. Many things prepared Mallam Ribadu…
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Opinion

Nigeria and the Question of “Leadership”, By Lande Omo Oba

We allow leaders to lead without holding them accountable for results. Then we have leaders who think that government is their family business and should be some sort of heirloom. Clearly our standards are so low, we don’t hold our leaders to anything. “To whom much is given, much is…
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Opinion

Nigeria Is Better Off Selling Palm Oil, Not Crude Oil, By ‘Tope Fasua

...I have done enough research to show that the tethering of our economic fortune to crude oil is totally unnecessary. Another research says that indeed we did not suffer from dutch disease, because more money was spent on agriculture after we had discovered crude oil. We suffered instead from the…
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Opinion

Goodbye Mama Gogo – Mother, Friend, Prayer Warrior, By Henry Seriake Dickson

My mother was a kindhearted, soft-spoken, decent, loving and caring woman. Everyone in my father’s household and community, to her father’s household, family, community and indeed all who encountered her even for a brief moment, felt her positive infectious personality. Her community here at Angiama fondly calls her Ebikomboere (meaning…
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Columns

Of Our Social Media and the Culture of Abusive Speeches and Writings, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...if we are to move this country as far as most of us would like to take it, then the debates that matter in the design and implementation of policy would have to be conducted by, and amongst, folks who prioritise evidence. And who in the face of superior arguments…
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Columns

Aishat: Flippant Activist Or Frustrated First Lady?, By Festus Adedayo

There deeper need for an examination of the persona of the character called Aishat, wife of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Since arriving Aso Villa with her husband, the president, Mrs. Buhari has carved a renown for herself for her fiery public rebukes of her husband’s government.…
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Opinion

Corruption In Nigeria : Why the Fight Won’t Be Won In A Day, By Timothy Adewale

As the world marks Anti-Corruption Day, Mr. Buhari has an opportunity to revolutionise his anti-corruption fight and raise his game in his government’s efforts to rid Nigeria of corruption, poverty, and underdevelopment. Nigeria can and should lead the way for the rest of the world to entrench a culture of…
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Columns

Lending Every Voice To the North-East’s Humanitarian Situation, By Rafiq Raji

Every raised voice in advocacy for more relief efforts in the region matters. And the ubiquity of social media means almost everyone can add their voice to the cause relatively cheaply. In mid-November, I covered the launch of the “Nigeria Humanitarian Fund – Private Sector Initiative” (NHF PSI) in Lagos…
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